"This sad situation is a personal and family tragedy. How Hinkle resolves these matters with those who are closest to him is very much his own business.
"But as a public leader, he is entrusted by voters with exercising good judgment and maintaining strong integrity. The email exchange alone -- in which it appears Hinkle, among other things, offered the man to "make it worth (your) while in cash'' to meet him in a hotel room -- shows a horrible lapse in judgment."
-- The Indianapolis Star editorial on the scandal enveloping Indiana state representative Phil Hinkle. The anti-gay legislator was busted soliciting sex and exposing himself to an 18 year old young man.